EPPO Global Database

Heracleum mantegazzianum(HERMZ)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-07-19

Basic information
  • EPPO code: HERMZ
  • Preferred name: Heracleum mantegazzianum
  • Authority: Sommier & Levier

Notes

Caucasus. Cultivated as an ornamental plant in parks and gardens, and frequently naturalized. Invasive, but the main problem comes from its dermal toxicity which creates a serious risk for the public

Regulated in several European countries (e.g. Denmark, Poland).

WSSA list of weeds in North America. DAISIE



Other scientific names
Name Authority
Heracleum circassicum Mandenova
Heracleum giganteum Hornemann
Heracleum grossheimii Mandenova

Common names
Name Language
bolševník velkolepý Czech
kæmpebjørneklo Danish
kæmpe-bjørneklo Danish
Herkulesstaude German
kaukasischer Bärenklau German
Riesenbärenklau German
cartwheel flower English
giant cow parsnip English
giant hogweed English (GB)
Siberian cow-parsnip English
branca ursina falsa Spanish
perejil gigante Spanish
kaukasianjättiputki Finnish
berce de Mantegazzi French
berce du Caucase French
šapika  Croatian
kaukázusi medvetalp Hungarian
berce de Mantegazzi Italian
panace di Mantegazzi Italian
panace gigante Italian
kaukasische berenklauw Dutch
reuzenberenklauw Dutch
kjempebjønnkjeks Norwegian
barszcz kaukaski Polish
barszcz mantegazyjski Polish
barszcz Mantegazziego Polish
борщевик мантегацци Russian
борщевик Мантегацци Russian
boľševník obrovský Slovak
jättefloka Swedish
kaukasisk jättefloka Swedish